Best of Thailand for honeymooners

February 6, 2020

1. Koh Samui, for an adventurous getaway

Thailand’s second-largest island, Koh Samui offers a plethora of diverse attractions combined with a distinctive relaxed atmosphere. Looking for something exotic? How about an exquisite dinner amid treetops at Anantara Lawana? Or a heart-thumping adventure bungee jumping with the view of the tropical paradise? The island literally has it all! Koh Samui’s powdery and palm-fringed beaches also fall in the limelight, with turquoise waters complementing a picturesque scenery. Boutique hotels, private villas, and lavish resorts are scattered all around the island, each ensuring a magical getaway with your loved one. For added convenience, pre-book your private transfer to your hotel here.

2. Bangkok, for the city-buzz

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Embark on your journey at Thailand’s capital – Bangkok. Named as the world’s top tourism destination in 2017, the city offers prime spots for avid shoppers, cultural lovers, and couples who simply love building a beautiful Instagram feed. After spending a fulfilling day at world-famous floating markets, quaint cafes, and magnificent temples enjoy the exciting nightlife via rooftop bars as high as 83 storeys, bustling night markets, night clubs, and the well-known Go-Go Bars. Whatever your interest is, Bangkok has it covered, fully.

3. Chiang Mai, for peaceful serenity

Thailand Honeymoon Destinations - Chiang Mai Doi Inthanon National Park - The Jigswa Puzzles

Chiang Mai means “New City”. This land of misty mountains and colourful hill tribes was formerly part of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558. Over the years, it somehow manages to retain its blissful, calm and laid back atmosphere – perfect for honeymooners seeking peaceful serenity yet still wanting a piece of city vibes. Though travellers frequently head to the capital city of Bangkok, more are increasingly flocking to Chiang Mai for a more authentic and down to earth experience of Thailand. Chiang Mai was named on Tripadvisor’s list of “25 Best Destinations in the World” in 2014.

Best time to visit Chiang Mai:

November to February is the ideal time to visit Chiang Mai to enjoy the cool season. Consider scheduling your trip during the festivals to see the city as its vibrant best.

4. Chiang Rai, for an authentic experience

The former capital of the Mengrai Dynasty, Chiang Rai is a perfect place for a couple who love history and culture. Chiang Rai offer s Thai authentic cultural journey from its white temple, the hike to the long neck hill tribe, until visiting the former opium-producing area the Golden Triangle. To perfect your holiday experience with your significant other, try to stay at the villas belong to the royals. At the end of the day, the city-laid back ambiance and wisdom of its culture are what make your journey enjoyable.

5. Phuket, for an island honeymoon

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Phuket needs very little introduction. Being the largest island in Thailand, this famous Thailand honeymoon destination features powdery beaches, high-end seaside resorts, upscale restaurants, spas, busy markets, and an exciting nightlife scene. Phuket is an ideal base to explore famed and idyllic offshore islands like Phang Nga Bay and Phi Phi Islands. The Phi Phi Islands is Thailand’s superstar and will be part of any itinerary, especially if you are visiting Phuket or Krabi. Its vivid turquoise waters are a beautiful sight. It’s even been in the movies! Maya Bay at Phi Phi Leh is where The Beach featuring Leonardo Di Caprio was filmed.

6. Koh Phi Phi, for secluded romantic paradise

Located between Phuket and Krabi, Koh Phi Phi is an escape for a couple who strives for a world-class beach vacation. One of the most stunning is its famous Maya Bay. Imagine lying back at the beach overlooking the stunning view of blue turquoise water and towering limestone cliffs scattered around the sea, a perfect day to enjoy with a lover, right? As every inch of the island might offer picturesque Instagrammable spots, always bring your camera everywhere you explore.

To arrive in Koh Phi Phi only 45 minutes from either Pukher or Krabi, pre-book a speedboat ride for saving your time.

7. Krabi, for an island adventure

Thailand Honeymoon Destinations - Krabi Phi Phi Island - The Guide Thailand

Think Krabi and you will not miss the image of their towering limestone cliffs and the stunning Emerald Pool. Situated on Thailand’s West Coast, Krabi is an island of adventure. Here you can engage in a plethora of activities that include rock climbing, trekking, scuba diving, kayaking, island-hopping, soaking in hot springs, and touring mangrove forests. Be sure not to miss climbing 1,237 steps to the top of the Tiger Cave Temple for a beautiful view.

8. Hua Hin, for a quiet seaside retreat

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From a quiet fishing village in its early history, Hua Hin has transformed into an alluring honeymoon destination that couples should experience. The town offers a perfect blend of nature and exhilarating man-made attractions. Nature lovers can seek out one of the largest waterfalls in Thailand – Pala-U waterfall and explore the mystical Phraya Nakhon cave, while city dwellers can experience little glimpses of Venice, Santorini, and even Morocco at unique attractions all within Hua Hin itself. Hua Hin is a 3-hour ride from Bangkok, and you can book a private transfer (with free cancellation) via Klook.

Part of the worldwide collection of Small Luxury Hotels, Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa is an award-winning boutique hideaway in Pranburi. Laid-back and captivating, this intimate seaside resort is great for honeymooners looking to relax and take life easy in the tropics. The resort features only 25 stylish residences, many accompanied with its own private plunge pool or beachfront decks. Inspiring scenery, serene surroundings, and unforgettable dining experiences await your arrival. Read our full review of Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa.

9. Pattaya, for water sports and nightlife

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Similar to Hua Hin, Pattaya grew from a quiet fishing village into a vibrant coastal city. Its beaches are constantly brimming with life from sunrise to sunset. In addition to a wide range of water sports and a glittering nightlife, Pattaya is lined with luxury hotels, cabaret bars, and shopping malls. Ever heard of bioluminescent plankton? The phenomenon, which occurs in the famous Maldives as well, can be seen at Bang Saen Beach at the end of the year. These bioluminescent planktons glow in the dark and turn the water into a refreshing bright blue at night – a wonder to marvel at. To get to Pattaya,  you can book a private transfer or a shared-city transfer.

10. Koh Pha Ngan, for party lovers

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Who doesn’t love a party island? An extraordinary honeymoon experience in Thailand is not complete without visiting Koh Phangan. This laid-back island is regarded as a haven for party lovers with the popular full moon parties. Prominent attractions include the Than Sadet-Ko Pha Ngan National Park, Phaeng Waterfall, and Slip N Fly.

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